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Jwood562
05-20-2009, 11:03 PM
Are there any magazine clamps that hold two Magpul pmags together side by side. I have seen and owned the clips for usgi mags but I want some for my Pmags

DanHuuN
05-20-2009, 11:15 PM
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=27286&st=firebird&s=

DirtRacer151
05-20-2009, 11:21 PM
sweet idea but i wish they were set at different heights or adjustable maybe. that design looks to be limited to the way it already is set up

DanHuuN
05-20-2009, 11:28 PM
yea I thought the same thing....I run a redi-mag so this doesnt work for me....Honestly I'd dont like the idea of mag clamps to begin with because it is more stress on the mag release whereas with a redi-mag it is clamped to the receiver eliminating the stress from gravity on the mag release.

djslik
05-20-2009, 11:28 PM
ARFCOM has a bunch of threads on this topic. A lot of guys are using the cinch type straps since it conforms to the odd shape of the PMags more easily. The metal couplers and plastic couplers seem to break or require some minor fitting and material removal to work with the outer dimensions of the PMags.

Jwood562
05-21-2009, 2:05 AM
yeah that brownells one is a nice idea but I too would like them att different heights and also 42.50.. ouch

sonicbuff
05-21-2009, 2:27 AM
I use CAA couplers for my pmags.

supermario
05-21-2009, 10:04 PM
duct or black tape like the old days! That will give you the battlelook:30:

glock_this
05-21-2009, 10:25 PM
CAA is the most affordable way, but I read they can be kind of snug fit with pmags.

http://www.prestoimages.net/store/graphics02/1926_pd886675_1.jpg

Jwood562
06-16-2009, 9:39 PM
******UPDATE*****

I found one. made by a company just for PMAGS and PAT pending. $24 total shipped but it is solid aluminum and I thought I would test it out and report to you guys. Plus I like the fact that you are able to stagger the heights of the PMAGS

first thoughts: nice and solid. both pieces are solid aluminum and fit the contours of the PMAGS very well. Please keep in mind that these are the older PMAGS, I know the newer versions look different so I do not know how these will fit.

Thoughts after some use: still solid. no need to retighten after a few drop tests on cement from about 5 ft, the aluminum will scratch but no big deal. the only thing to see long term is how the internal threads hold up if there is repeated drops and screw/unscrewing. so only time will tell.

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Gio
06-16-2009, 9:43 PM
Nice ;) Looks sweet :D

-Gio

gn3hz3ku1*
06-16-2009, 10:15 PM
what is 1040? doing your taxes with pmag? jkkk

BlackDrop50
06-16-2009, 10:25 PM
Looks good. Link to the mag coupler? Does it put strain on the mag release?

Jwood562
06-16-2009, 10:26 PM
what is 1040? doing your taxes with pmag? jkkk

hahaha no. magazines (or any equipment) that are not labeled with some type of identification may develop legs and walk away

Jwood562
06-16-2009, 10:29 PM
Looks good. Link to the mag coupler? Does it put strain on the mag release?


I got it from a seller on ebay. he has them for $40 OBO, he took my best offer of $24

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/mercobsecuritygroup2007_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_from Z

I did not notice on any extra stress on releasing the magazines. I will have to do more tests with two full magazines. I do not see any problems though but I will update

gn3hz3ku1*
06-16-2009, 10:42 PM
hahaha no. magazines (or any equipment) that are not labeled with some type of identification may develop legs and walk away

where are you shooting??

Jwood562
06-16-2009, 10:57 PM
where are you shooting??


its just a habit. everything I own has my number on it. it just prevents confusion when you go back and collect dropped mags and every one has the same mags etc... not that I dont trust people its just that I mark my equipment

Ravenslair
06-17-2009, 12:44 AM
This (http://www.diamondbacktactical.com/Mag-Grip-P1219C205.aspx) is what I use. I think it is made by the same company and may work with PMAGs

1811
06-17-2009, 4:11 AM
Here.....

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1496

djleisure
06-17-2009, 5:32 PM
Another option I just found on Brownells (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/n=y/pid=27286/Product/AR-15-M16_FIREBIRD_PMAG_COUPLER). This one actually replaces the baseplates and looks like it would be really stable and effective... $42.50

http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_100004352_1.jpg

~DEVO~
07-06-2009, 2:28 PM
https://www.dlaskarms.com//product_info.php?products_id=104&osCsid=4b4f180c4870331bf4d678300556df55

thebrassnuckles
07-06-2009, 2:39 PM
I was under the impression that you couldnt use mag clamps in ca

TZL
07-06-2009, 2:47 PM
nope, perfectly fine,...

I was under the impression that you couldnt use mag clamps in ca

trinydex
07-06-2009, 3:41 PM
nope, perfectly fine,...

how do you figure that?

technique
07-06-2009, 3:52 PM
how do you figure that?

How do you figure its not fine? I don't see anything against it in the law.
As a matter of fact it comes up all the time...

"can I duct tape 2 mags together?"

"Can I use a bicycle inner tube to clamp 2 mags?"

trinydex
07-06-2009, 4:48 PM
if you attach two mags together does it become one bullet feeding device? does it become one magazine?

technique
07-06-2009, 5:03 PM
if you attach two mags together does it become one bullet feeding device? does it become one magazine?

No, you have to remove it, and re-insert. It's not one continuous "high capacity" mag.

THT
07-06-2009, 5:51 PM
Another option I just found on Brownells (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/n=y/pid=27286/Product/AR-15-M16_FIREBIRD_PMAG_COUPLER). This one actually replaces the baseplates and looks like it would be really stable and effective... $42.50

http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_100004352_1.jpg

I think the PMAG Grip would be a better option. Clamping mid-mag rather than at the baseplate would be a bit more stable.

Arteel
07-06-2009, 6:01 PM
Why not one of these?
http://www.redi-mag.com/Shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1&idcategory=5

trinydex
07-06-2009, 7:54 PM
No, you have to remove it, and re-insert. It's not one continuous "high capacity" mag.

you'd have to show me which part of the law which says a reload is required to call it two mags.

OutbreakPLZ
07-07-2009, 12:18 AM
this thread was helpful i was looking forever for a pmag mag coupler : ) the site that sells them rainer arms has alot of good stuff too! good prices as well!

KellyTTE
07-07-2009, 12:21 PM
Since I actually OWN some of the Springer Precision Firebirds (the aluminum baseplate couplers) I'll chime in.

Super stable, no moving parts or threads threads to strip out, very fast to use and damn near indestructible. The nice thing about having the coupler at the bottom is that it gives you a really meaty area to grab onto to manipulate the magazine.

As for 'stressing' the steel mag catch, puh-leese. The Firebirds work, and one of the mods over at M4C actually beat USPSA GrandMaster Dave Olhasso on the rifle then pistol stage at the Topton 3gun using Firebirds.

http://www.ttellc.net/fun/pws1s.jpg
Oh yeah.. super fast setup.

For some video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMeQ7sIhqqM
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQdQK5TBxns

technique
07-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Who makes the mag retainers on your rig? I like how thats set up.

Flying Bones
07-07-2009, 12:30 PM
Who makes the mag retainers on your rig? I like how thats set up.
+1 That looks quick.

technique
07-07-2009, 12:39 PM
+1 That looks quick.

looks quick...but I wonder about being prone. I never run my mags upfront because I hate landing on em. I wonder how well they retain the mag? Wonder if they would get caught on something and yank out...or even if you run really hard with the weight of two loaded mags...would they fall out?


Look cool though....I would be willing to give em a try, thats for sure.

Arteel
07-07-2009, 12:44 PM
Kelly what muzzle device is that?

KellyTTE
07-07-2009, 1:57 PM
ITW Fast Mags, those are the Gen II's, I just got the Gen III's and they're even better. The prone issue is a potential problem, but the biggest issue that I had was during transitions, the weight of the rifle swinging down could knock them off. In the big scheme of things, I'll say this, you can have coupled mags, or you can have downward mags, but not both.

That's a DPMS M60 flashhider that I custom adapted to 1/2-28 to work on an AR.

technique
07-07-2009, 2:08 PM
ITW Fast Mags, those are the Gen II's, I just got the Gen III's and they're even better. The prone issue is a potential problem, but the biggest issue that I had was during transitions, the weight of the rifle swinging down could knock them off. In the big scheme of things, I'll say this, you can have coupled mags, or you can have downward mags, but not both.

That's a DPMS M60 flashhider that I custom adapted to 1/2-28 to work on an AR.

Thanks for the reply Kelly....I thought it looked too good too work good!;):)

aplinker
07-07-2009, 4:45 PM
I just wanted to comment that it's really cool to see knowledgeable folks with solid reviews around.

The post quality is definitely improving with stuff like this. :)

Since I actually OWN some of the Springer Precision Firebirds (the aluminum baseplate couplers) I'll chime in.

Super stable, no moving parts or threads threads to strip out, very fast to use and damn near indestructible. The nice thing about having the coupler at the bottom is that it gives you a really meaty area to grab onto to manipulate the magazine.

As for 'stressing' the steel mag catch, puh-leese. The Firebirds work, and one of the mods over at M4C actually beat USPSA GrandMaster Dave Olhasso on the rifle then pistol stage at the Topton 3gun using Firebirds.

http://www.ttellc.net/fun/pws1s.jpg
Oh yeah.. super fast setup.

For some video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMeQ7sIhqqM
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQdQK5TBxns